Shortly before midnight on June 23, 2020, Keven Scott Olejniczak, 57, got into a drunken argument with his wife, 49-year-old Angela R. Quintero Olejniczak, over a car.
As they struggled, one of them held a loaded 9mm handgun and “the gun just went off.”
This was no accident, nor was it a negligent discharge. News reports vary on how many times Keven Olejniczak shot Angela Olejniczak in the head, ranging from ‘multiple times’ to ‘almost a dozen times’.
Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Keven Olejniczak and charged him with first-degree murder.
On April 10, 2021, Mohave Valley Daily News reported that Olejniczak reached a plea deal with the District Attorney’s office and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder by domestic violence.
As part of his plea deal under which Olejniczak will serve between 20 and 25 years behind bars, he admitted to aggravating factors including use of a deadly weapon and the emotional harm to the victim’s family.
Superior Court Judge Doug Camacho is scheduled to sentence Olejniczak on May 7th. Until then, Olejniczak will be held without bond.
In 2013 Olejniczak and his wife designed a mural honoring the brave men and women who serve in the military. They painted the mural on the side of the building at the Richard Springston American Legion Post 60 in Laughlin.
At the time, Olejniczak was recovering from esophageal cancer for which doctors gave him only eight months to live prior to surgery.
Angela Olejniczak also was a cancer survivor. She started a scrapbooking class for those who have been affected by cancer.
Having helped my wife through cancer – a terrifying experience that brought us closer together than ever – it seems especially tragic for this couple to end their marriage so horribly.